18 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

18 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

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18 days in Seattle & Mount Rainier National Park Itinerary

Start: Seattle
1
Seattle
— 14 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
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Mount Rainier National Park
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Seattle

14
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Seattle

Seattle ©
Nicknamed the "Emerald City" because of its abundant evergreen trees, Seattle is the cultural and business center of the Pacific Northwest, as well as a popular holiday destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Seattle side-trips: Mt Si (in North Bend), Olympic National Park (Mount Ellinor, Hood Canal, & more) and Duthie Hill Park (in Issaquah). Dedicate the 3rd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Space Needle, take a stroll through Pike Place Market, admire the masterpieces at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Flight.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Seattle trip itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Seattle Tacoma International Airport and Boeing Field King County International Airport. July in Seattle sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Mount Rainier National Park.

Things to do in Seattle

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tacoma, Olympic National Park, Bellevue, West Hybloes Wetlands Park, Mt Si
Highlights from your plan
Space Needle ©
Space Needle
Pike Place Market ©
Pike Place Market
The Museum of Flight ©
The Museum of Flight

3
nights
Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National Park ©
The star attraction of Mt.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Narada Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Grove of the Patriarchs, and then explore the activities along Nisqually River. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Rainier.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mount Rainier National Park online holiday builder .

You can take a train from Seattle to Mount Rainier National Park in 2 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mount Rainier National Park when traveling from Seattle in August, with lows around 14°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Mount Rainier National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Skyline Trail ©
Skyline Trail
Mount Rainier ©
Mount Rainier
Narada Falls ©
Narada Falls

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